We are pleased to inform you that a NANORESTART workshop on the use of nano materials for the protection of modern bronze and plastic works of art will be held in Rome, Area di Ricerca Roma 1 - CNR, via Salaria km 29.3, Monterotondo, on 22nd-23rd March 2018.
The workshop participation is free.
Organizators: Gabriella Di Carlo (CNR-ISMN), Gabriel Maria Ingo (CNR-ISMN), Marino Lavorgna (CNR-IPCB) e Luigi Ambrosio (CNR-IPCB)
We are pleased to announce that a video on the conservation treatment of “Whaam!”, the 1963 masterpiece by Roy Lichtenstein, is now online. This contribution was specifically realised for the arrival on display of the painting in the Lichtenstein’s show at Tate Liverpool, which had opened in September last year.
The materials used to create the painting are challenging for conservators, as they don't react well to traditional cleaning methods. At last, a ground-breaking treatment broadly based on nanotechnology has allowed us to clean the work in a safe and controlled way, for the very first time in the painting's history. The treatment has been made possible thanks to a new gel created by CSGI, leader team of the NANORESTART Consortium.
Read the complete post published on Tate’s website.
View the video on Tate’s YouTube channel.
A Post-Doc position supported by the EU project NANORESTART is available at TATE.
The closing date for applications is 19th January 2017.
Further information can be found on the TATE website.
In January 2017, Piero Baglioni and Rodorico Giorgi (CSGI) lectured on the EU-funded project NANORESTART, during a four-day workshop on Nanotechnologies in Conservation at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY.
The workshop focused on some of the technologies CSGI developed for conservation of cultural heritage: gels, microemulsions, and nanoparticle solutions. Conservators specializing in varied disciplines from institutions and private practices on the east coast attended the workshop.
For further information, please visit www.conservators-converse.org.